Winners announced!

Kildare Business Awards Night a great success

Punchestown Racecourse and Newbridge Silverware the big winner at the Kildare Business Awards

 North Kildare Chamber hosted the Inaugural Kildare Business Awards on Friday night  in The K Club in front of a sell-out room of 300 Kildare business leaders.  Businesses celebrated into the early hours at the Black Tie Gala Event which saw Punchestown Racecourse win “Overall Business of the Year for 2014.  William Doyle, CEO of Newbridge Silverware received the prestigious award “ Outstanding Contribution to Business in Kildare Award”.   Companies which attended the event included Kerry EMEA, Facebook Ireland, Ballymore Properties, Kildare Village and  GE Capital.  Dick O’Sullivan and the team in Punchestown won the Overall Business of the Year.  Dick  paid tribute to the team in Punchestown “ On behalf of Punchestown I am so honoured to accept this award.  We have had a hugely successful year and to be honoured by the business community in Kildare is a great achievement.

Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber was delighted with the night and said, “ This event is the highlight of an extremely successful year for the Chamber.  We are the fastest growing chamber in Ireland representing in excess of 300 businesses who in turn employ over 37000 people in the county.

Niall Browne, President of the Chamber said” I am honoured to be President of this organisation and must congratulate all the winners here tonight.   2014 has been a great year for the business community in Kildare and we will continue to assist, promote and enhance business going into the new year.

Awards winners on the night were:

Award Winners

Innovation and Technology Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Mick O Shea Heating and Plumbing Ltd

Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Kerry EMEA

Naas Racecourse

Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by ETBI

David Buckley, Celtic Horizon Tours

High Potential Start Up Award sponsored by LEO Kildare

Palmerstown House Estate

SME Business of the Year sponsored by HTH Accountants

Voice Engineer Ireland

Retail Excellence Award sponsored by Ladytown Business Park

Color Trend

Tourism and Hospitality Award sponsored by Kildare Village

Punchestown Racecourse

North Kildare Chamber Networker of the Year Award sponsored by Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors

Party Mad

North Kildare Chamber Overall Business of The Year Award sponsored by Dooley Insurances

Punchestown Racecourse

Outstanding Contribution to Business Award

CEO William Doyle, Newbridge Silverware

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